Guardianship is the legal process by which an adult’s civil rights are taken away and given to another.
The good cases of guardianship are heartwarming. The bad cases, however, can involve theft, assault, undue influence, elder abuse, and kidnapping, to name a few.
This beg the question: who do you trust to make decisions for you when you can no longer make them?
Estate Planning and Probate Attorney Colin Smith helps answer this question in a guest article written for Good Life Magazine. "It’s hard to imagine giving up control of such precious and personal decisions, but it’s a far worse thought to imagine having a family fight over who should have such power," Colin says.